This course will study the 2020 presidential, congressional, and state elections. We will focus on the electoral college, candidate strategies, fundraising, media reporting, and the importance of the elections on the future of American politics and public policy. Specific campaign strategies will be discussed as well as the broader questions of campaign election reform and the future of American politics. Participation is encouraged. A variety of media sources will be used, and the emphasis will be on historical and empirical analysis.
Dr. David Caputo has taught electoral politics for over 25 years at Purdue University and Pace University. He received his PhD from Yale in political science and has been a frequent media organizer and commentator and is recognized as an expert on American elections
- A current Fall 2020 membership is required to register for all courses and lectures.
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- OLLI membership fees and course tuition are critical to the Institute’s sustainability and are non-refundable.
- Participants are requested to read major newspaper, weekly news publications, or digital news sites.